MUSIC

Nabihah Iqbal is after Something More

The National, November 2017 When the reviews start coming in for Nabihah Iqbal’s shimmering debut album of hazy, guitar-inflected synth-pop, there will be plenty of critics – and…

George Martin remembered

The National, March 2015 Author and television writer David Simon mourned that “if the rest of us could all have such a shepherd for our works, the world…

Taylor Swift profile

The National, June 2015 It was surely the most interesting corporate tweet for quite some time. When Apple’s Eddy Cue – a senior vice-president at the largest publicly…

Kylie Minogue at the Dubai World Cup

The National, March 2015 When Kylie Minogue plays at the Dubai World Cup, it will mark 30 years in show business for the Australian pop star. Bet you…

One Direction’s Zayn leaves tour

The National, March 2015 “Zayn has been signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate.” It’s just 16 simple words but a sentence…

Neil Finn on scaling Dizzy Heights

The National, May 2014 Think Crowded House — and its enduringly agreeable songwriter Neil Finn — and the lascivious baritone croon of Barry White is probably the last…